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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From York Minster.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Buying and Selling. Mark Tully examines the troubled relationship between buyer and seller, talking to business guru Charles Handy. Producer Elizabeth Burke Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Unknown: Charles Handy.
Producer: Elizabeth Burke

: On Your Farm

3/8. Tom Heap visits pig farmer Malcolm Hicks as he prepares to take his herd of Gloucester Old Spots to the last Royal Show at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire. producer Lucy Lunt See also The Royal Show in Crisis on Tuesday at 11am


Unknown: Malcolm Hicks
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton.


Unknown: Roger Bolton.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Lynda Bellingham appeals on behalf of Working Families. Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm Donations: [address removed] Credit cards. Freephone [number removed] online via the Radio 4 website


Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

The Rev Peter Baker leads a service from
Highfields Church in Cardiff. Producer Sian Baker


Unknown: Peter Baker
Producer: Sian Baker

: David Attenborough's Life Stories

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

With Paddy O'Connell. Editor Joanna Carr


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell.
Editor: Joanna Carr

: The Archers

Omnibus. RT DIRECT: Ambridge Affairs: Heartache at Home Farm CD for £8.27 (RRP E12.72) inc p&p, call [number removed] (Bl landlines cost 5p per min; mobiles vary) quoting code [number removed], or visit bbcshop.com and enter the code at the checkout

: One-Day Cricket

Sussex Sharks v Gloucestershire Gladiators and Lancashire Ughtning v Hampshire Hawks Live coverage of the Friends Provident
Trophy semi-finals at Hove and Old Trafford. With commentary by Christopher Martin -
Jenkins, Simon Mann , Arlo White and Kevin Howells , and analysis from Chris Adams , Jack Russell , Shaun Udal and Stuart Law.
Producer Steve Houghton * approximate times


Commentary By: Christopher Martin
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Arlo White
Unknown: Kevin Howells
Unknown: Chris Adams
Unknown: Jack Russell
Unknown: Shaun Udal
Unknown: Stuart Law.
Producer: Steve Houghton

: Desert Island Discs

With music promoter Harvey Goldsmith. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Harvey Goldsmith.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Jack Dee is in the chair, with Barry Cryer , Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden and Jeremy Hardy on the panel. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Jack Dee
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy

: The Food Programme

Farmer turned Brander. Some farmers have turned themselves into "brands" becoming businessmen as well as food producers in order to survive. Sheila Dillon investigates. Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Presenter: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Jamie Angus


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: Peace Work

Northern Ireland is sending its politicians around the world to share their experience of conflict resolution. Mark Devenport finds out how they fared. Producer Rachel Hooper


Unknown: Mark Devenport
Producer: Rachel Hooper

: Gardeners' Question Time

With Anne Swithinbank , John Cushnie and Matthew Wilson in East Sussex. At 2.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. Rptd from Friday Cordless lawnmower offer: page 40 Space-saving water butt offer: page 135


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Matthew Wilson

: The Estuary

J/5. It's low tide and the vast expanses of mud are a magnet for birds. Peter France narrates the story of life on the Wash as the the seasons change. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Peter France
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: Classic Serial: The Complete Smiley: The Spy Who Came In from the Cold

1/3. Berlin - early 1960s: the Wall is up and the Cold War is at freezing point. Leamas is the head of the Circus in Berlin and his network of agents in East Germany is in great danger. Robert Forrest 's dramatisation of John le Carre 's novel. Producer Patrick Rayner Repeated on Saturday at 9pm RT DIRECT: To pre-order The Spy Who Came In from the Cold CD (available 23 July) for E7 85 (RRP E15 65) inc p&p, call [number removed](BT landlines cost 5p per min; mobiles vary), quoting RTD343, or visit bbcshop com and enter code [number removed] at checkout


Unknown: Robert Forrest
Unknown: John Le Carre
Producer: Patrick Rayner
Smiley: Simon Russell Beale
Leamas: Brian Cox
Liz: Ruth Gemmell
Control: John Rowe
Peter: Richard Dillane
Elsie: Siobhan Redmond
Elvira: Siobhan Redmond
Ashe: Jamie Newall
Miss Crail: Liza Sadovy
Mr Pitt: Philip Fox
Grocer: David Hargreaves
CIA man: Benjamin Askew

: Bookclub

Northern Irish writer Bernard MacLaverty talks to James Naughtie and an audience of his readers about Grace Notes, which charts the life of a female composer in a man's world. Producer Dymphna Flynn Rptd on Thu at 4pm August's Bookclub: Dissolution by CJ Sansom


Talks: Bernard MacLaverty
Unknown: James Naughtie
Producer: Dymphna Flynn Rptd

: Walking with Whitman

Every year a group of Walt Whitman devotees and walkers gathers on the Lancashire moors to recite his works and remember the poet. Stuart Maconie joins the celebration. Producer Russell Crewe Rptd Sat 11.30pm


Unknown: Walt Whitman
Unknown: Stuart MacOnie
Producer: Russell Crewe Rptd

: File on 4

6/70. With payouts in clinical negligence cases expected to reach a record F700 million next year, Miriam O'Reilly investigates the no-win-no-fee lawyers allowed to charge up to E800 an hour to bring claims against the NHS. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly

: Profile

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Caz Graham makes her selection of highlights from the past week of BBC radio. PHONE: [number removed] email potw@bbc.co.uk or bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw; Fax: [number removed]


Unknown: Caz Graham

: The Archers

Jim starts as he means to go on. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Ambridqe diary: pages 112-113

: Americana

Matt Frei hosts an insider's guide to the US from the BBC studio in Washington DC. Producer Richard Fenton-Smith


Unknown: Matt Frei
Producer: Richard Fenton-Smith

: Blake's Doors of Perception

J/5. No Trumpets Needed. A series of short stories inspired by a quotation from William Blake. Michael Morpurgo reads his story about the relationship between a cameraman filming on the West Bank and a shepherd boy. Inspired by Blake's The Garden of Love. Producer Lu Kemp


Unknown: William Blake.
Unknown: Michael Morpurgo
Producer: Lu Kemp

: Feedback

With Roger Bolton. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton.

: Last Word

With Matthew Bannister. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.

: Money BOX

Rptd from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

4/7. Doesn't Everyone? Has the nation's political elite forgotten how most voters live? If you're an MP, that might mean you think - or thought - the expenses system was reasonable. Michael Blastland asks if groupthink is distancing politicians from the voting public. Repeated from Monday 22 June


Unknown: Michael Blastland

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Ouinn previews the week in politics.


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn

: Dave's Friends in the North

In the light of the June elections,
Anne McEivoy asks how well the Tories are doing in coaxing northerners to vote for them. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Dave's Friends in the North is rptd on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Anne McEivoy
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Film Programme

Director Michael Mann talks to Francine Stock about his gangster epic Public Enemies. Repeated from Friday


Talks: Michael Mann
Unknown: Francine Stock

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

With Laurie Taylor. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

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